NSW insurer and care provider icare has partnered with CancerAid to pilot a health coaching program for people who have developed cancer through occupational dust disease in NSW.
The six-week health coaching program, developed by the CancerAid team, works in collaboration with the CancerAid app, to help people be more engaged in their cancer care.
The program combines continuous patient engagement, a digitally-delivered curriculum with evidence-based education, accountability, and the personalised support of a CancerAid health coach. It also integrates cancer survivorship principles including tracking symptoms, exercise, diet, and sleep to help people living with cancer.
icare’s dust diseases staff have been trained by the CancerAid team on the features and benefits of the app and coaching program, so they can support dust disease care clients who will participate in the pilot.
“We’re leveraging technology to empower our customers to get back to wellness,” said Nick Taylor, empowered living manager for care and community at icare. “The CancerAid app is easy to use to track and manage symptoms, medications, and their effectiveness, storing all information in one easy to access place. We’re excited to be piloting the coaching program to help our clients feel supported as well as stay connected and motivated to improve their wellbeing.”